What’s on show at Long Point

The Long Eaton Guild’s Long Point Exhibition takes place from 13-15 May 2024 and will showcase an array of new designs, covering a wide selection of upholstery, cabinets, bedroom furniture and accessories. We take a look at what’s on show.

The Long Eaton Guild have held trade exhibitions in the East Midlands for over 50 years, with its latest upcoming Long Point exhibition introducing new members and a fresh intake of product design.

Regarding new members, cabinet furniture supplier Fortune Woods (pictured above) recently announced it will be exhibiting at the show for the first time and will be showcasing new collections in both cabinet and upholstery. Back in October last year, Fortune Woods opened its debut showroom in a converted mill opposite Harrington Mill, Long Eaton, with the business investing a six-figure sum in the location.

The showroom displays Fortune Wood’s entire upholstery collection, new cabinet designs along with a huge selection of accessories, lighting and textiles from European partner Light & Living. Commenting ahead of its Long Point debut, Mark Bonner, Sales Director at Fortune Woods, said: “This will be the first time that we will be part of the Long Point show. We are excited to be showcasing our new upholstery collection along with some new cabinet collections.

“Our new upholstery portfolio consists of three collections, Soft Modern, Classic Casual and Vintage. Many models are available in a wide choice of beautiful aniline leathers or fabrics. There are a number of different options including corner groups, sofas, electric recliners, occasional chairs and more. In addition to this we have a wide selection of accessories to see from Light & Living who we are working closely with. We are looking forward to the show and welcoming both existing and new customers.”

Another new company entering the Long Point fold is the first trade showing of the Legacy Collection, made by The Hastings Sofa Company. “This is a new and exciting range of sofas and chairs bringing a new, vibrant and stimulating change of direction to the upholstery market, the first in a very long time,” said Simon Orr, Sales Director, on the launch. “Come and see us at the West Gate Suites (just five minutes’ walk from Harrington Mills).”

Andrew Paul Furniture are also fresh members to the Long Eaton Guild and you will be “amazed” by the selection of upholstered sofas and chairs on offer in their large showroom. They said: “The product range is constantly evolving. Presented are exciting modern designs with 60’s influences, 80’s designs with soft tonal fabrics and classic elegant traditional sofas with a modern twist, all in all one of the most comprehensive upholstery ranges you will see within Long Eaton.”

Meanwhile, Ramaro, a family-owned Polish upholstery company with manufacturing facilities close to Poznan, has been supplying quality fabric furniture for the last 40 years. Currently their export markets are France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and now Ramaro is targeting the UK and Irish markets with Tim Robinson Furniture Agencies and some samples to be included in the permanent Hartmann showroom in Long Eaton. Moving onto to Hartmann Möbelwerke, the company’s origins go back to the foundation year 1911. Following on from the recent appointment of Tim Robinson Furniture Agencies, Hartmann is opening a permanent trade showroom in The Wade Building in Long Eaton and will open the doors for The Spring Long Point show.

As for Hunter Knight, the company looks forward to showcasing new and current collections, including its ever-popular Harlequin range. “Pop in and say hello, the kettle will be on!” Award-winning German bedroom manufacturer, Wiemann, is showcasing six of its finest and most popular ranges at Spring Long Point.

VIP star Denver and ultra-versatile Monaco are joined by new-for-24 Lagos and established favourites Miami, Split and Tampa on the display at Harrington Mill, Long Eaton. Stylish Lagos is a hinged range with an eyecatching floor to ceiling handle which can be downlit to stunning effect. It is available in a wide choice of finish combinations. Every Wiemann item enjoys the back-up of the company’s renowned network of agents, plus marketing support, home delivery and installation service. Simon Hewitt, MD of Wiemann’s sole agents for the UK and Ireland, Litmus Furniture, said: “The Wiemann team is looking forward to welcoming visitors to our display at Harrington Mill, Long Eaton, and meeting up with friends old and new.”

Violino are “delighted” to be once again opening their doors at their Harrington Mill showroom, which is being spruced up for the event. From a successful September Long Point, Violino will have 25 new ranges launching in the showroom, with around 30 upholstery displays in total. “Violino will have new additions to the Zero Gravity power recliner ranges, and will be launching some great value good looking static sofas that reflect trends in the marketplace,” the company said. “With freight prices falling again to good commercial levels Violino will be promoting value ranges where they are needed, and of course adding plenty of luxury too in the right places.” Kesterport will also be showing in the Violino showroom with brand new ranges of dining and occasional furniture.

AMX Design will be introducing various sofa collections at Longpoint which focuses on commercially designed innovation and motion. Designed with dynamic aesthetics and versatile configurations, each piece seamlessly integrates advanced motion technology for unparalleled comfort, including reclining capabilities, adjustable headrests, and lumbar functionality. Crafted with premium materials and offering customisation options, these sofas are tailored to the UK market in mind. Packed with innovative features such as built-in charging ports and integrated power options, the collection promises to transform ordinary seating into extraordinary experiences.

Ashley Manor is set to unveil its newest line-up of handcrafted sofas from the UK, with an emphasis as always on great design, unparalleled comfort, and exceptional value. Anticipate the debut of a new fabric collection boasting a modern trend-led spring palette, alongside fresh interpretations of some familiar shapes. In addition, there will be the introduction of a brand-new lifestyle sofa and modular seating range, elevating the mid-market segment with a high-end, modern aesthetic.

Alexander & James welcomes you back to the Mill with all things new for the year ahead. “Following the launch of our MEDIUMS collection in 2023, we continue to design with this aesthetic in mind,” the company said. “Mixing playful edges with texture and tone, we introduce our latest models to the collection. Also welcoming new faces into our core range, our signature style continues with that laid-back luxe and comfort at the core… always.”

Artistic Upholstery’s showstopper is their Art Deco style ‘Hector’ Sofa, featuring a solid hardwood frame, coil sprung base with a foam wrap cushion combination developed together with their supplier. As for Duresta, they revealed: “We will be unveiling a captivating new aesthetic, with stunning enhancements to our Harrington Mill showroom and anticipate remarkable changes on the horizon. Brace yourself for a showcase of breathtaking new fabrics featuring bold and sophisticated patterns that will redefine elegance. Explore a stunning array of styles, complemented by our latest models that promise to surpass anything you’ve experienced from Duresta before.”

Couch & Co will be showcasing Jackie and Melody. The company said: “Intricate pinch quilt detail makes Jackie stand out from the crowd and offers the ultimate in modern comfort available in modular sections to create any size corner sofa or traditional size sofas and chairs. Get three chairs in one with Melody from our Cosy Collection. It rocks, it swivels, it reclines! Choose a size to fit and add functions to take the comfort to another level.”

Siren Furniture is set to launch its largest-ever collection of new contemporary upholstery ranges exclusively at Long Point. The new collection, includes show wood models and accent chairs, and will be revealed across 2 floors of its redesigned showroom. Each piece is designed in-house and presented in luxury fabrics.

Andrew J Mitchell, Chairman of the Long Eaton Guild and MD of guild member Artistic Upholstery, commented: “Long Point continues to be the UK’s most enjoyable and relaxed Furniture Exhibition. Our Spring show is the perfect event for retailers, manufacturers and suppliers to meet and discuss new collections.

“If you haven’t visited us before, then I invite you to take a day or two of your time to come and see why we are known as the most enjoyable and relaxed quality furniture show in the UK. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.”


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